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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Digital Camera Review

Sony's new stylish tough cam fails to capitalize on the potential of last year's TX10.

$329.99 MSRP
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Introduction

One of Sony's smartest ideas last year was the Cyber-shot TX10, a waterproof camera that wasn't intended for the demanding outdoor adventurer, but rather just the klutz in all of us.

The body had some actual style—previously a rarity for this type of camera—and nobody could tell by looking at it that the exterior was armored. While it wasn't as durable as the competition, the protection was adequate for spilled drinks, dunks in the pool, or drops to the floor.

These qualities made the TX10 a pretty easy recommendation for young shooters that didn't want their camera to break on them, despite some problems with design and image quality that were at times severe. Recognizing the potential of this series, we hoped the TX20 would improve on the TX10, and solidify itself as the go-to casual tough-cam. Sadly, that's not the case.

Check out our 7-camera waterproof shootout to see how the year's best tough-cams compare.

The TX20 is available now in black, orange, blue, green, and pink shades for an MSRP of $329.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Usability
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Features
  18. Extras
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

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